Longtime ESPN anchor Bob Ley has announced his retirement after 40 years with the network.
Ley, 64, announced his retirement in a statement today, thanking ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro and the network’s senior leadership team “for their understanding and patience over the past months.” He had been taking a leave of absence since October.
Ley was the longest tenured anchor at the network, serving as SportsCenter host for several years, and most recently anchoring Outside The Lines and E:60. As host of OTL, Ley was a leader in reporting on concussions and CTE and the NFL’s handling of domestic violence cases.
He says that he now plans to work with his alma mater Seton Hall and help to mentor young journalists.